NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman raised the possibility Tuesday of not completing the regular season in order to squeeze in time to award the Stanley Cup. Bettman, however, stressed these are among myriad options being considered with nothing determined because it will take at least two more weeks to gain a clearer picture on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the league's 31 markets. BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale says he has no regrets about the timing of his recent Tommy John surgery and is confident he can return as a stronger pitcher following his yearlong rehab.
Arella Guirantes is headed back to Rutgers instead of choosing to enter the WNBA draft. Oregon's Satou Sabally, Texas A&M's Chennedy Carter and UConn's Megan Walker have submitted their paperwork to enter the draft. While its been common place for years for underclassmen to enter the NBA draft early, the WNBA has seen more eligible underclassmen players do it over the past few seasons, including last season's No. 1 pick, Jackie Young.
As disappointing as it's been to have the college baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan coach Erik Bakich sees a silver lining. ''I do think the coming years will be the deepest college baseball has ever been,'' he said. Second, and perhaps more important, Major League Baseball is shortening its draft, going from 40 to as few as five rounds, and capping signing bonuses for undrafted free agents at $20,000.
Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou has called on tennis governing bodies to come together and devise a way of helping lower level professionals struggling financially due to the coronavirus shutdown. The tennis season was halted in early March due to the pandemic, leaving players in the lower tiers who solely depend on tournament winnings without the opportunity to earn a living. In a letter posted on Twitter and addressed to the tennis community, Mouratoglou said the current situation showed how "dysfunctional" the sport was.
Washington Redskins coach Ron Rivera expects newly acquired Kyle Allen to provide 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins with a strong challenge for the starting quarterback job next season. Tiger Woods wasn't going to let the postponement of The Masters prevent him from hosting his own version of the traditional Champions Dinner. Major League Baseball threw cold water on reports it is developing plans to restart play as early as May in an isolation bubble protected from the novel coronavirus outbreak, saying on Tuesday several options were being considered.
Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA draft. ''I have decided to declare for the 2020 NBA draft,'' Mannion posted Tuesday on Twitter. Mannion arrived in Tucson as the highest-rated recruit in a class that included Nnaji and Josh Green.
Mike LaBelle, a noted EA Sports FIFA player and online personality, is joining Andbox as a content creator, the organization announced Tuesday. The inclusion of LaBelle marks the first time that Andbox has brought on a content creator primarily focused on a game outside of Overwatch and Call of Duty. Mike joins us as one of the biggest FIFA content creators.
If he wanted, Mark Hamilton could show off his World Series ring at work. ''The surgical scrub tub, not the most conducive place to wear it,'' Hamilton said. ''I could get the call tomorrow, that it's time to go in,'' Hamilton said this week.